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Map Skills

2nd grade

taghreed alhaddab

on 21 November 2012

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Transcript of Map Skills

Want to learn about these
parts https://bubbl.us/ What is a Map? Why maps are useful? Types of Maps We have various types of maps: How to read a map! Keys, Legends, and Symbols Map Skills Climate Map Physical Maps Road Maps gives general information about the climate of a region illustrate the physical features of an area, such as the mountains, rivers and lakes show major and minor highways, roads, airports, railroad tracks, and other points of interest in an area Maps represent a larger area than we can see
Maps show people where things are
Maps show you how to get to places you want to go What's on
a Map? There are several parts to a map which explain details These parts can help you really see where you are and where you're going Maps have a lot of information, but you need to know how to read them Compass Rose Every map should have a compass rose The compass shows the directions on a map A compass is a tool that helps the user know what direction one is headed. There are four major or cardinal directions on a compass Let's Practice cardinal Directions

http://www.mathslice.com/findnemo.php Scale Symbols The scale helps you measure the distance between two places When you know the distance you can calculate how long the trip will take Ex: 1inch = 1 mile are a code instead of text Maps often have symbols to represent actual locations on a map such as highways, small roads, gas station, campgrounds, and hotels These symbols are listed in the legend Legends also known as keys The legend, or key, can be used to understand the symbols included on the map Let's practice some symbols skill
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